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OGSP Advisory Committee

The work of Westfield State’s Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs (OGSP) staff is enhanced by the guidance of the Grants Advisory Committee.

The Grants Advisory Committee collaborates with Academic Affairs administrators in the development of grant-related policies and procedures.  It represents faculty interests to the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs.  The membership of the Grant Advisory Committee (GAC) includes Dean of Faculty and Director of the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs as ex-officio members of the committee, 4 full-time faculty members/librarians, two staff (one representative from APA, one representative from AFSCME).

Members of the Committee are instrumental to Westfield State’s active internal grants programs, such as IPI, STARS, and University Research Grants Program.  The Committee develops goals and criteria for Internal Grants and participates in the evaluation of Internal Grant applications.  Therefore, members of the Grants Advisory Committee are not eligible to apply for Internal Grants.

For the academic year 2017 - 2018, members of the Grants Advisory Committee are:

  • Susan Leggett, Interim Dean of Faculty (ex-officio)
  • Louann D'Angelo, Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs (ex-officio)
  • Shirley Acquah, faculty from the Department of Communications
  • Celeste Donovan, staff from the TRIO Program (APA Representative)
  • Charles Hill, Assistant Librarian
  • Jennifer Propp, faculty from the Department of Social Work
  • Kristen Porter, faculty from the Biology Department
  • Suzanne Tiranno, staff from the Library (AFSCME Representative)

You are invited to contact any of these colleagues for information or feedback.